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Topic: CONSTRUCTION

Date: 1600-1700
Origin: furbish 'to clean up' (13-21 centuries), from Old French forbir

refurbish

verb
     
re‧fur‧bish [transitive] especially British English
1TBC to decorate and repair something such as a building or office in order to improve its appearance [↪ renovate]:
The Grand Hotel has been completely refurbished.
2 to change and improve a plan, idea, or skill
refurbishment noun [uncountable and countable]
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